Compost dead humans to feed the crops


Well, it is in Seattle, land of the “progressive movement”, I wonder if the person making that proposal would volunteer to donate their body or their children’s body to help grow food for the rest of us?…..

(NaturalNews) A Seattle architect named Katrina Spade has proposed a new solution for urban food production: convert the recently deceased into nutritious compost to feed the food crops.

The project is called the Urban Death Project, and it describes the process of turning dead humans into food as follows

Spring hazards

Spring thaw

We live in Montana, Livingston to be exact, about 4,000 feet high. Also, just about 50 miles from the Yellowstone Park.

The Yellowstone River cuts right thru our valley has it descends from the snow capped mountains in Yellowstone. It use to be. “back in the day”, that Livingston itself would some times flood, that is until a high bank was build along the river between that and the town… but, several miles south of town there is the possibility of flooding during the thaw after lots of snow…..

“It may seem counter-intuitive to have to think about bears and avalanche at the same time while exploring the outdoors, but that’s the beauty of adventuring in the Canadian Rockies in spring. Snow can linger in the mountains late into the spring and early summer, but when it’s warm and sunny out, and everything is starting to melt, it’s easy to get lulled into a false sense of security: summer is on its way, so we can forget about winter safety hazards, right? Unfortunately, no.”

Artificial sweeteners as new cancer treatment?


What a surprise, you have been using that “Sweet N’ Low” since you first learned about it – who would have thought it could be used in the treatment of cancer…..

“American scientists say they’re investigating whether saccharin – the main ingredient in Sweet ‘N Low and Sugar Twin – could be used against aggressive cancers. It’s a different way to look at the controversial sugar substitute that was once banned in Canada and other parts of the world for its alleged carcinogenic risk.”

Bikini Islanders Demand Move to the U.S.


I remember much about these nuclear tests back in the 1950’s, I was only in my early teens. My impression was that all residents had been moved out of radiation harms way. This is the first I have heard of this since I can remember……The U.S. Government should be taking care of these people…..

“Constant nuclear testing by the United States in the 1950s has forced inhabitants of Bikini Atoll to demand rehabilitation and a permanent move to the U.S. mainland. A very small community living in the central Pacific region had been forced to move from their houses due to repetitive nuclear testing conducted by the U.S. The resulting change in climate and rising level of water over the years has now left them with no other option than to ask for shelter and protection from the U.S.”

Survival Skills


Herein are 5 survival attributes for a mindset of overcoming unexpected problems….

“The art of survival doesn’t begin by building a shelter or lighting a fire. Long before any of that, you must first develop a survivor’s mindset. Look at any real-life survival story and you’ll find that the survivors in each shared similar mental traits that enabled them to endure their respective situations. Developing a survivor’s mindset is so important, in fact, that I either begin or end most of my classes with this topic.”

Should you stash your cash


A good idea to have a dependable mixture of alternative “investments”…..

“Most folks have been trained to keep their savings in the bank.  It’s just the way things have been for over 100 years. But there are a lot of reasons why that is no longer a good idea. For one, deposit accounts are no longer legally protected. As well, the Federal Reserve passed a policy that in the event of an economic crisis (think “bank run) that accounts can be frozen to preserve the liquidity of the banks.”

Cocoa and Dark Chocolate


I always knew this stuff was good for you….really!!

You see, the ancient Mayan civilization prized the wild cacao tree (Botanical name: Theobroma cacao) which means “Food of the Gods”, also dubbed “Black Gold.” So valuable in fact, early visitors to the New World noted that the cocoa bean was used as currency. Back then, money did grow on trees!

The Walking Stick


The walking stick be a third leg while on a hike….

“When traveling through dense underbrush, or even a lightly forested area, the stick can be held in front of you to brush branches and such aside. It can also help alert snakes and other small animals of your approach.

A walking stick can extend your reach, allowing you to snag something floating away from you in a stream or knocking something down from a high branch.”

Trimming Pack Weight


Are you packing your backpack properly for maximum use and weight……

“One of Blaber’s stories is about a training mission that he took his team on into the mountains of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. He talks in-depth about how all of the guys became obsessed with their pack weight and hitting the goal of what they felt was the optimal maximum weight for a man to carry.”

Lock Picking


Do you have this in your “bug-out” bag?…..

“What gear comes to mind when you think of a bug out bag? I would argue that the majority of us relate the term bug out bag to outdoor survival gear: shelter, water purification, fire making, bushcraft, etc.  However, what about survival gear that can be applied strictly to an urban setting?”